Beyond its staggering expense, the 380-million egg recall now underway could fuck over the egg industry in a manner that extends far beyond short-term economic losses. The Humane Society of the United States is using the recall to spotlight the food safety hazards associated with raising layer hens in battery cages.
Naturally, the egg industry isn’t about to be stricken by an attack of conscience, but the way HSUS is spinning the recall could soon render battery eggs unacceptable to consumers.
In any event, there’s no contesting the fact that a 380-million egg recall would be impossible in a country that produced its eggs at small cage-free facilities with high welfare standards. Link.